Mackay's biggest tourism winners

From Mackay Tourism

The annual Mackay Region Tourism Awards are to recognise and promote excellence in tourism across the Mackay and Isaac Regions by supporting improved business planning, development and internal analysis of tourism businesses, as well as celebrate the creativity, professionalism and innovation of the region’s tourism industry.

The 2016 Tourism Award Winners....

Tourist Attractions
Gold –  Sarina Sugar Shed                                                                             
Silver – Keswick Island
Bronze – Rainforest Scuba

Festivals and Events
Gold – Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival
Silver – St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend

Business Event Venues
Gold – Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre

Tour and Transport Operators
Gold -  Megaforce Charters

Adventure Tourism
Gold – Rainforest Scuba
Silver – Megaforce Charters

Caravan and Holiday Parks
Gold – Mackay Blacks Beach Holiday Park

Excellence in Food Tourism
Gold – Sarina Sugar Shed
Silver – The Old Station Teahouse

Unique Accommodation
Gold – The Feathered Nest – Luxury Wildlife Retreat
Silver – Keswick Island Glamping
Bronze – Hay Point Country Bed and Breakfast

Standard Accommodation
Gold – Ibis Mackay
Silver – Potter’s Oceanside Motel
Bronze – Shamrock Hotel

Deluxe Accommodation
Gold – Riviera Mackay
Silver – Quest Mackay on Gordon

New Tourism Business
Gold – Aqua Fun Park Mackay
Silver – Riviera Mackay

Gold – Rainforest Scuba

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
Gold – Mick Pope, Mackay Airport Beach Horse Racing Festival
Silver – Joanne Knobel

Young Achievers Award
Gold – Sarah Salleras
Silver – Kirsten Keough

Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer of Volunteer Group
Gold – Sarina Sugar Shed